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The queen and the nobody boy : a tale of Fontania : Hodie's journey (in five parts all about bad choices) / by Barbara Else ; with illustrations by Sam Broad.

Else, Barbara. (Author). Broad, Sam, (illustrator.).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library J ELSE (TALE OF FONTANIA) 2 (Text) 39206020905475 J Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781877579233 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1877579238 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781877579493 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 1877579491 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: 326 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: Wellington, N.Z. : Gecko Press, 2012.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Novel for children.
Sequel to: The travelling restaurant.
"An adventure story about greed, rebellion and finding allies in the most unlikely places."--Back cover.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part one: How to leave the City of Spires -- Part two: How to cross the Stones of Beyond -- Part three: How to travel to Um'binnia -- Part four: Many shocks and temptations -- Part five: What to do when you've escaped but only so far -- Postscript 1: the royal swear word -- Postscript 2: Emperor Prowdd'on's moustache wardrobe -- Postscript 3 -- Um'binnian cabbage cream.
Summary, etc.:
Hodie is an unpaid odd-job boy at the Grand Palace in the Kingdom of Fontania. Fed-up he decides to leave and better himself in the South. The young Queen, Sibilla is fed-up too due to the gossip about her lack of magical ability. She decides to go with Hodie, insisting he go north.
Target Audience Note:
670L Lexile
Subject: Families > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Avarice > Juvenile fiction.
Magic > Juvenile fiction.
Adventure and adventurers > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Greed > Fiction.
Steampunk fiction.
Genre: Action and adventure fiction.
Adventure fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

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